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4 Ways to Support ELL Students in the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 09, 2018

 

ELL students, also known as "English-language-learners," are students that are learning English as their second language and make up eleven percent of the PreK-16 population. To illustrate the impact, this means that 3.8 million students in today's classrooms speak Spanish as a first language, and that figure only makes up one portion of the overall number of students who are ELLs. 

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Topics: STEM learning, authentic classroom, English language learners

How Makerspace Has Positively Impacted Student Engagement

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on January 26, 2018

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Do you want to help your students become more engaged in STEM education? Many teachers are finding student engagement can greatly increase when they are part of a makerspace environment. Makerspace is a term that is used in a variety of environments as a way to create an authentic learning experience. By definition, makerspace means 'student-centered learning'. A classroom may be set up with different makerspace workstations, or social spaces, where students create, brainstorm, share, and learn through hands-on learning. Through this form of learning, teachers partner with students to help direct their education and find solutions through their own problem-solving. 

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Topics: makerspace, hands-on learning, STEM learning, problem-solving, authentic classroom

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